Swan sailing yacht Garuda back on the market
by Chris Jefferies
Designed for Nautor's Swan by Ron Holland, the New Zealander famous for superyacht designs like M5, this ABS classed, 30.48 metre yacht was built in 1986 and underwent a thorough refit in 2008 at Spanish yard MB92. This has created a contemporary interior finished in cream fabric in the midships saloon, where there's U-shaped seating around the dining table, a bar and plenty of natural light through wraparound coachroof skylights. A linear galley runs just off along the starboard side.
Jon Bannenberg took control of design below decks and the master en-suite cabin impresses. Claiming almost a quarter of the interior, it takes advantage of the 7.35 metre beam just forward of midships and has a his and hers head, including a Jacuzzi tub — a modest drain on the 3,500 litre water capacity. Other accommodation includes two twin guest cabins, plus quarters for three crewmembers.
A proven regatta yacht, Garuda promises lively performance under sail, but should the wind not play ball, a 550hp Mercedes-Wizemann diesel engine provides a cruising speed of 10 knots, with a maximum speed of 14 knots. Her total fuel capacity is 7,000 litres.
Offered in turnkey condition, Garuda is asking €930,000.